Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ghostwritten – David Mitchell

I really rather love David Mitchell. No real qualification to that, he just writes really well and it pleases me. However, this was his first book, and often that is a bit of a disappointment compared to a favourite author’s … Continue reading

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Kindred – Octavia Butler

Welp. I read this in a day. That probably says more than the thousand words I’m going to write could possibly convey about how good I thought this book was (spoilers, I’m going to write those thousand words anyway). Because … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel vol. 1 (No Normal) – G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

MOAR COMICS. That is the theme of today (I have one more after this to read, and then I’m done on my reasonably sized ones until I buy WicDiv vol. 5, I think – I still have Lucifer vol. 2 to … Continue reading

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Monstress vol. 1 – Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Another birthday present (yes, I’m taking forever to get through them – I need less of a social life so I can read more books), but also one I’d been meaning to buy myself and read for AGES. And then … Continue reading

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House of Names – Colm Tóibín

Hot on the heels of Bright Air Black, another literary reinterpretation of a Classical myth (this time, the Oresteia)… which was probably a bad idea. I mean, this has been on my reading pile for ages, so I was going to get … Continue reading

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Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor

Another book-club book, but one I was very much intending to read anyway. It’s the same author as The Book of Phoenix, though this is the earlier work, and I believe The Book of Phoenix is meant as a sort of prelude, … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes – Stevenson, Ellis, Watters & Allen

I shall sum this book up in two sentences: Someone: “Ripley, no!” Ripley: “Ripley YES!” Ok, so, if I’m being brutally honest, it’s over-silly and definitely over-sweet, as a story. It’s too twee. It’s too self-absorbed… But there’s a bookish … Continue reading

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